Nashville Predators: Catching Up With the Top Prospects This Season

Yaroslav Askarov (No.30) of SKA Saint Petersburg seen during the 2021-22 KHL Regular season of the Kontinental Hockey League between SKA Saint Petersburg and Jokerit Helsinki at the Ice Sports Palace.Final score; SKA Saint Petersburg 2:0 Jokerit Helsinki. (Photo by Maksim Konstantinov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Yaroslav Askarov (No.30) of SKA Saint Petersburg seen during the 2021-22 KHL Regular season of the Kontinental Hockey League between SKA Saint Petersburg and Jokerit Helsinki at the Ice Sports Palace.Final score; SKA Saint Petersburg 2:0 Jokerit Helsinki. (Photo by Maksim Konstantinov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) /
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David Farrance
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David Farrance, Milwaukee Admirals (AHL)

There’s a prevailing belief that David Farrance would be better served playing for the Nashville Predators on their third defensive pairing over playing with the Milwaukee Admirals right now.

The Predators’ defensive woes on their third pairing is well-noted, and Farrance would definitely bring more offensive flare to that line that’s struggled to be anything more than a liability through the first six games.

Farrance has already made his NHL debut for the Predators, but much like Afanasyev, the coaches must have thought it was more beneficial for him to start off in Milwaukee. Farrance has tallied two assists so far, but hasn’t really found his offensive footing yet this season with just two shots on goal.

As a top line defenseman, Farrance is getting plenty of valuable playing time for the Admirals, but he’s also very probable of getting another NHL call-up at some point this season.